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Discuss how a company could benefit from either centralization or decentralization. Explain your rationale.

Select a large U-form or M-form organization and describe how it would be different if it switched form (i.e., a U-form organization switching to an M-form, or an M-form organization switching to a U-form).

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Organizational Designs:

All the organizations in the global business market have a decision making responsibility that will lead to the general management of the operations of the company. In the centralization organizational design, there are usually few people in the management body of the organization who make the general decisions for the organization. It is hence important to note that in this kind of business, all the significant decisions regarding the operations of the company are made by the top heads of the corporation. In the case where minor functional directives are issued by a leader, they have to be confirmed by the management. Organizations that opt to select this kind of organizational design have the benefit consistently reserving the leadership authorities at a central point for the easier management of the diverse activities of the ...

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Remember that although this is your business, it would be wise to create an organizational structure that best supports both the needs of the business and its employees.

Design an organizational structure for your chosen business using the table below.

1 <Enter the name of the business you selected here.>

2 Structure (Simple, Bureaucracy, etc.)
<Enter the organizational structure you selected here.>

3 Number of Employees
<Enter an approximate number of employees here.>

4 Work Specialization
<Describe to what degree activities will be subdivided into separate jobs at your business.>

5 Departmentalization
<Describe the basis on which jobs will be grouped together at your business.>

6 Chain of Command
<Describe to whom individuals and groups will report at your business.>

7 Span of Control
<Describe approximately how many individuals a manager will efficiently and effectively direct at your business.>

8 Centralization and Decentralization
<Describe which of the employees and management has decision-making authority.>

9 Formalization
<Describe to what degree rules and regulations will be used to direct employees and managers.>
10 Summary
<Summarize how your employees will respond to your business' organizational structure, and what overall employee behavior will be like.>

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